Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design.
Three New Chapters!
"I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.
In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
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I'm really talking about two specific kinds of writing: happy talk and instructions.
William Strunkjr., andE B. White, The Elements of Style (Allyn and Bacon, 1979).
Happy talk must die We all know happy talk when  Get rid of half the words on
We all know happy talk when we see it: It's the introductory text that's supposed to
welcome us to the site and tell us how great it is, or to tell us what we're about to
see in the section we've just entered. If you're not sure whether something is ...
The first sentence is just introductory happy talk. I know what a survey is for; all I
need is the words "help us" to show me that they understand that I'm doing them
a favor by filling it out. Please select your answers from the drop-down menus ...
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This book was suggested as a good resource for me, as I'm in the process of re-designing my company's website. It was very useful, and would have been even more valuable if I wasn't working with a web ... Read full review
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A nice overview of basic usability principles for building user interfaces. The call for do-it-yourself user testing is extremely important, though ignored or unknown to many companies. The sense of ... Read full review
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